going within

this morning i took to one of my new favorite activities- classes on yogaglo.com. i am so thankful for the internet that i am able to practice with some incredible teachers!

the classes are truly amazing. today i had the honor to practice with elena brower. the lesson is a nice steady heat building anusara vinyasa flow focusing on consistency in daily practice, shining through your lower back and kidneys, and becoming that which you wish to attract with patience and healing. elena's approach to yoga is very compassionate to yourself, really about building a beautiful relationship with your body and your mind.

i tend to be very active, sometimes overwhelming myself with how much i want to get done. i zip all over the place, thinking this is the best way for myself to accomplish my goals on my daily lists.

elena mentioned in her class that when we are busy, patience is usually the last thing on the menu, but ultimately it is what we need. to give yourself space, the time to nurture and take care of yourself, is a gift that you can continuously receive every time you step on the mat.

today it is raining buckets and i feel a little more introverted than usual. it is so wonderful to know that i can go inside, take some time out, recharge and reground. it really is a blessing to stop, listen to my body, and give it what it's asking for- to slow down.

not all activities need to be so thoroughly active. i can get the same things done, perhaps even with more efficiency and grace, when i take my time and allow patience to come to the surface once more.

elena asks in the class 'what do you want to attract?' i want to attract kindness, humor, confidence, patience, open mindedness, and peace. this basically sums up my daily mantra. i want to remain these qualities through every bump in the road, through whatever change life brings me.

my daily practice; devoted to me, and ultimately to all the relationships i have in my life, is becoming the rock i can always come lay on and bask in the sunshine. even on a rainy day like today i can find a little brightness in my body, draw it out from within and share it with the world.

thank you elena for sharing your beautiful yoga on yogaglo! check out her lesson here: 'anusara flow for consistency and space' at yogaglo.com


  1. Hayley - Thank you so much for your kind words about YogaGlo and the incredible work of Elena Brower! We're so pleased to be able to offer such incredible teachers on our site. We're even more pleased that you have found them and that they're helping your yoga practice flourish.

    We're also thrilled to discover your blog and have added it to our daily reads.

    Callie Miller

  2. With respect and gratitude from NYC; at your service, Hayley, if you have any questions. Elena

  3. thank you callie! yogagloing every day now- im hooked! thank you so kindly for creating such an incredible site! happy to hear you enjoy my blog! hehe i often think no one reads it... but perhaps i am wrong! <3

    elena, i love you and your yoga approach... i saw somewhere you posted the word 'yes' written on your wall maybe? i want to make a t-shirt that just says 'yes', and send you one! talk soon! sending you lots of love, and so many many thanks for deepening my yoga practice. <3

  4. i just started teaching yoga a couple weeks ago, and yoga glo has been helping so much in my lessons! i love to borrow some sequences, and draw inspiration for themes for my classes. thank you !!



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